SOIL IDENTIFICATION BY REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES IN KANSAS, PART I

THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAPER IS TO DESCRIBE THE REMOTE SENSING PROGRAM CONDUCTED BY THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION OF KANSAS IN COOPERATION WITH THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, AND TO PRESENT RESULTS OF VISUAL INTERPRETATION WHICH WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY THE STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION OF KANSAS. METHODS OF COLLECTION AND TYPES OF DATA ARE DESCRIBED INCLUDING FREQUENCY AND TYPE OF GROUND OBSERVATION DATA. DATA COLLECTED ON MAGNETIC TAPE TO BE REDUCED AND ANALYZED BY COMPUTER ARE DESCRIBED; HOWEVER, RESULTS OF THIS PORTION OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM WILL BE RELEASED BY THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION. ENGINEERING SOIL MAPS COMPILED BY VISUAL INTERPRETATION TECHNIQUES WERE EVALUATED BY USE OF SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE DATA AND AN EXTENSIVE FIELD SAMPLING AND TESTING PROGRAM. MAJOR ENGINEERING SOIL GROUPS CAN BE MAPPED IN KANSAS BY USING COMBINATIONS OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND REMOTE SENSING DATA FOR USE IN LOCATION STUDIES AND PRELIMINARY SOIL INVESTIGATIONS. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE MAIN SOURCE OF INFORMATION; HOWEVER, NFRARED IMAGERY (8- TO 14-MICROMETER RANGE) PROVIDED UNIQUE INFORMATION CONCERNING DEPTH TO BEDROCK AND GROUND-WATER, BUT MORE WORK HAS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED TO DETERMINE THE "REPEATABILITY" OF THE DATA. COLOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY WAS THE BEST SINGLE SOURCE OF DATA FOR ENGINEERING SOIL MAPPING; HOWEVER, THE FULL POTENTIAL OF COLOR INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY WAS NOT FULLY REALIZED DUE TO THE POOR QUALITY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kansas State Highway Commission

    State Office Building
    Topeka, KS  United States  66612
  • Authors:
    • Myers, L D
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM